Edgar Degas Paintings

Impressionism, Post-Impressionism

Paintings Reproductions Degas, Edgar Portrait in a New Orleans Cotton Office, 1873
Edgar Degas Paintings 1834 - 1917  Painter,Sculptor, France, Impressionism

Portrait in a New Orleans Cotton Office, 1873

Oil on canvas

Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Figure Compositions

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OIL PAINTING:  Portrait in a New Orleans Cotton Office, 1873

      Although Degas did paint some landscapes, he was known to have thought the subject minor, choosing instead to study the gestures and poses of human figures in interior settings. Degas paintings are actually closer to that of douard Manet (considered a Realist by art historians rather than an Impressionist), who also depicted ordinary people in contemporary dress or (undress). Degas's portraits share with Manet's an interest in the complexity of human expressions and the articulation of everyday experience.